And so the WWDC keynote is over. Tim Cook may have called this a "milestone" year for WWDC, and it's true that we saw some impressive things with the improved software development kit and the integration between iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite. But where was the iWatch, the bigger iPhone, or anything that counts as "one more thing"? Looks like we'll have to keep waiting to find out. Still, we did learn about Swift, the new programming language Apple designed.
Sonico’s iTranslate is great for quickly converting text to other languages while on the go, but it’s less handy for actually holding a conversation with someone speaking a different tongue. Thankfully, the developer has just refreshed its companion app, which harnesses the power of voice as well. The all-new iTranslate Voice 2 has been updated stem to stern for iOS 7, headlined by universal support that allows it to run natively on the iPad for the first time. Unlike other apps touting so-called iOS 7 improvements, this major update actually delivers them on at least two fronts.
Rosetta Stone’s products immerse you in the language you are learning with its innovative teaching method and lessons that force you to think like a native speaker. Rosetta Stone Arcade Academy, a free-to-play iOS educational game, attempts to build on the foundation of the computer-based language courses by introducing some gaming components as it teaches you the basics of Spanish. The result, unfortunately, is a frustrating experience that often distracts more than it enlivens the process of learning.
Knowing more than one language not only gives you a better understanding of the world around you, but it can also open up new job opportunities, make travel easier, and help you improve your thinking skills. The creators of Duolingo seem to think so too, which is why they've created an app counterpart to the website – newly compatible with iPad alongside iPhone and iPod touch – that makes it incredibly easy to teach yourself a new language at any time.
So, you accidentally change the default language on your Apple device, and now you're having trouble setting it back to default? Fortunately, all of Apple's devices have a handy option for reverting back to the default language of the device. Read on and we'll show you how to do so for a variety of devices, including the click wheel iPod, the Mac, and the iPhone.
We've got shooting games and media players and cameras and health on our minds today as we gear up for the weekend with these fine discounted apps. Get healthy, log that health record, and make a short silent film about it, all on your phone and all for free. So dig on in and see what's good.
Uh-oh! There’s another product leak out of Apple headquarters, only this time it may be hard to discipline the party who spilled the beans. If you don’t believe us, pull out your iPhone 4S and ask Siri what languages she speaks -- then try to figure out which one doesn’t exist yet.
I’ve been planning my dream vacation to South America for a while, complete with Evernote clippings of destinations I’m dying to see and a Gmail filter to keep an eye out for sales on flights. While the trip is still more of a dream than reality, I thought I’d get a head start on it by refreshing my Spanish. With the new updates to the Rosetta Stone language learning suite, I can get back to the basics and brush up on my conjugation without stepping foot in a classroom.
So we’ve looked at the basics when it comes to freeing up drive space, but if that didn’t do the job, several Mac apps will help you to detect and remove space-wasters. These tools range from system scans that will pick out very large files and list them in order of size to very specific apps that target common drive space thieves (like app-related files that linger after you’ve deleted an app) and bring them to justice via the Trash can. Then there’s the third kind of tool—one that’s part software, part service. Rather than removing large files completely, these offerings provide a way for you to move them to a secure storage space on the web. We’ll show you the four most effective ways to use these apps.
Our lives have been changed by apps. Whether it’s Peggle or a Productivity suite, the way we interact with our phones have been altered forever. But how are these treasures created? We decided to go to MindSnacks, an educational game studio, to hear about the process firsthand.